BBC One‘s adaptation of Susanna Clark‘s best seller Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell will be airing across the pond the May. It’s sure to make its way to the States quickly, either through BBC America or the back channels of the Internet. Take a look at the trailer below, you’ll recognize quite a few of the players involved beginning with the two leads Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan. (more…)
The summer movie season is often flooded with sequels, threequels and prequels. And while usually those movies feature comic book heroes and iconic sci-fi super villians, one of the most anticipated flicks is Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End. The third and final film of the writer/director’s Three Flavor’s Cornetto Trilogy, following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, this one finds Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan on a pub crawl so epic, it could mean the end of the world.
Six new character posters have been released, and as you’ll notice, each character is paired with a name from one of the pubs they’ll visit. Clever.
The World’s End releases stateside August 23rd!
Source: Bleeding Cool
I know I’ve said it before, but behind all the big superhero and sci-fi blockbusters releasing this summer, my number one pick for movie I most desperately need to see is The World’s End. The final chapter of Edgar Wright, Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg‘s Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy – Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz comprising the first two slots – releases in the U.S. on August 23rd, which is an agonizing month after it releases in the U.K. on July 19th. Those limey bastards. First Iron Man 3, then Star Trek Into Darkness, now The World’s End!? How come they’re getting all the movies first!? I mean, sure, at least this one’s their movie, but way to rub salt in the wound by making us wait another month!
Believe me, you’ll feel my pain once you watch the full trailer.
In “The World’s End,” 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
The flick also stars Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike. Again, releasing in August, how badly do you want to see it?
Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright‘s third film, The World’s End has its first trailer out and it looks to be another comedic blending of two film genres. Their first two movies, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are both great late weekend night movies.
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
The five Pub Crawling friends are played by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan. Directed and co-written with Pegg by Wright, The World’s End opens August 23rd. You can check out the international teaser trailer below.
What did you think? Was it enough to get you into a theater seat?
Updated! Two More Images Arise From Wright, Pegg & Frost’s Cornetto Trilogy Finale, ‘At World’s End’
I’m eagerly awaiting the conclusion of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost‘s Bloody Ice Cream, Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy and I have assume you are, too. If not, well, our friendship is going to be rocky at best. Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and I hope to include At World’s End in the future, are simply too important to me. These are movies I can watching any day, any time, in any kind of mood and will always laugh my ass, be thrilled, and come away valuing my friends and loved ones a little more.
All that being said, no pressure living up to the first two flicks, At World’s End. I’m sure you’ll be fine. Hell, you might even be better and the trilogy will go out with bang rather than a whimper. Kind of how I’m hoping the world ends in At World’s End.
Speaking with Empire magazine, which feature an exclusive look at At World’s End in their latest issue, Pegg implies bigger challenges for the characters, saying, “It’s a much bigger proposition than the other two films.” You can see Pegg below, our hero who initiates the pub crawl to end all pub crawls, seeming to face whatever is this bigger proposition. Above, sharing a pint are, left to right,
Bluetoothed estate agent Oliver (Martin Freeman), one-time-rocker-turned-architectural-consultant Steven (Paddy Considine), successful lawyer and King’s now-estranged bestie Andy (Nick Frost) and car dealer Peter (Eddie Marsan).
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Their epic crawl consists of 12 pubs ending with, you guessed, At World’s End. “When you’ve seen the film, you’ll be able to relate each pub name to what happens inside,” Pegg adds. With two of those pub names being the Two-Headed Dog and The Beehive, I cringe imagining what will befall them in those establishments.
At World’s End releases August 14th, which is much farther away than I like to think about.
UPDATE! A third image of Pegg has been released, check it out!
What? The world isn’t ending? HUZZAH!
At least not for us anyway, but Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Simon Pegg, Paddy Considine and Martin Freeman will still be facing the apocalypse in Pegg and Edgar Wright‘s finale to the Three Flavours Blood and Ice Cream Cornetto Trilogy – previously Shaun of the Dead and Hot uzz – , The World’s End. And they’ll be facing it with a grin and pint. The World’s End follows a group of friends on the most epic of pub crawls, only to have it interrupted by the world coming to end.
Pegg tweeted out the first official look at the movie, and its main cast, earlier today,
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) December 21, 2012
The Word’s End is expected to release next year on October 25th.
Source: Bleeding Cool
Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright’s ‘The World’s End’ Starts Production, Martin Freeman & Eddie Marsan Join Cast
It’s the greatly anticipated third film in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright‘s Three Flavor Cornetto Trilogy, The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, or whatever you like to call it. It’s The Worlds End, their follow up to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and it’s just begun production in London. Announced in a press release earlier today, it was also revealed joining Pegg and Nick Frost as the five childhood friends attempting the most epic pub crawl will be Martin Freeman (Shaun of the Dead, The Hobbit), Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz, The Bourne Ultimatum), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), and Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher) as the younger sis of Pegg’s character.
Not much more has been revealed about the picture other than the brief synopsis we saw earlier, but I suspect as filming gets underway we’re learn a littler more. The full press release is available below.
You pumped for The World’s End? How about that cast, pretty spectacular isn’t it?
THE WORLD’S END, THIRD COMEDY TEAMING DIRECTOR EDGAR WRIGHT WITH STARS SIMON PEGG AND NICK FROST, COMMENCES PRODUCTION
LONDON, September 28, 2012— Working Title Films and Big Talk Productions have commenced filming on The World’s End, the third installment of Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies, following the successes Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). The new movie is filming in the U.K. As with the first two movies in the trilogy, Universal Pictures International (UPI) will distribute The World’s End internationally and Focus Features will distribute it in North America.
As with the two earlier pictures, Mr. Wright co-wrote the script with Simon Pegg, who will once again star alongside Nick Frost. Joining the team are actors Martin Freeman (Shaun of the Dead, The Hobbit), Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz, The Bourne Ultimatum), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), and Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher).
The World’s End also marks Mr. Wright’s third movie with Working Title and Big Talk, following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz; The World’s End is produced by Nira Park of Big Talk and Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The film will be executive-produced by James Biddle, Mr. Wright, Mr. Pegg, Mr. Frost, and Liza Chasin.
Mr. Wright is also reteaming with such creative collaborators as director of photography Bill Pope, production designer Marcus Rowland, hair and make-up designer Jane Walker, editor Paul Machliss, stunt coordinator Bradley Allen, and VFX Double Negative. Guy Speranza is the film’s costume designer.
In The World’s End, 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
Working Title Films, co-chaired by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner since 1992, is one of the world’s leading film production companies. Founded in 1983, Working Title has made nearly 100 films that have grossed over $5 billion worldwide. Its films have won six Academy Awards, 30 BAFTA Awards, and prizes at the Cannes and Berlin International Film Festivals. Working Title’s 2012/2013 slate also includes Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway; John Crowley’s Closed Circuit, starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall; Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces of January, starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac; Dan Mazer’s I Give It a Year, starring Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall; the telefilm Mary and Martha, directed by Phillip Noyce and written by Richard Curtis, starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn; Ron Howard’s Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl; and Joe Wright’s epic love story Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Big Talk’s credits include all of Edgar Wright’s films to date: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Greg Mottola’s Paul, written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost with Kristen Wiig. Most recently Big Talk developed and produced Joe Cornish’s debut feature Attack the Block, which was released to critical acclaim in 2011, winning all four Audience Awards at Sitges, SXSW, the LAFF, and Fantasia International Film Festival. Next up for Big Talk is the black comedy Sightseers, directed by Kill List’s Ben Wheatley. The film had its world premiere at Cannes with a Special Screening in the Directors’ Fortnight section. It will have a Gala Screening at the London Film Festival, and will be released in the U.K. in November. Big Talk is currently in production on Cuban Fury, a dance comedy starring Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd, and Rashida Jones, directed by James Griffiths; and Jeremy Lovering’s psychological thriller In Fear.
Even though Snow White and the Huntsman does not hit theaters until June 1st, Universal has decided the property as earned the right for a sequel. A source close to DeadlineHollywood says the studio is in discussions with Men in Black III writer David Koepp to come aboard to write Snow White 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Why would a Universal push forward with a sequel without results from the first film? Well, production and pre-production are too separate things. Snow White and the Huntsman is poised to be a hot property. Universal is confident the first film will do well. Assuming the film lives up to its promise, they want to have a sequel with script, cast, and director ready to go.
Now, here’s the thing. The Queen dies (I assume) and Snow White gets her happy ending. The end. What is the sequel going to be about?
Snow White and the Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the queen, and Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman. Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham, Ray Winstone, Lily Cole, Sam Spruell, Liberty Ross, and Noah Huntley.
Source: Geek Tyrant
Here’s a new trailer for Universal Pictures Snow White and the Huntsman, which debuted as part of Charlize Theron‘s guest appearance on Top Chef. I guess foodies love fiction. Anyway, the preview is virtually identical to the first trailer accept for a few brand-new shots. In both trailers, it’s all about Miss Theron. She’s like “Oh hai, look at me! I’m playing a evil witch, aren’t I all bad-ass and evily?”. And I’m totally cool with that. I think Universal is smart for pimping out Charlize for this movie. Why? Because a girl who has NO facial expression whatsoever (Kristen Stewart) is Snow White. Blank stares don’t sell a movie!
While I’d love to bash Stewart some more, I think it’s best to say this movie looks legitimately awesome. Crazy and totally unexpected!
Directed by Rupert Sanders, the fantasy take on the classic fairytale also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham, Ray Winstone, Lily Cole, Sam Spruell, Liberty Ross and Noah Huntley.
Source: Universal Pictures